Real Sociedad vs Manchester United live stream, Thursday 3 November, 5.45pm
The result brought their four-game winning run to an end as they succumbed to a controversial penalty tucked away by Brais Mendez.
It was awarded for handball after Bruno Fernandes blocked David Silva’s shot, with the ball flying up off his leg and onto his arm.
Cristiano Ronaldo had earlier seen his header ruled out for offside as United toiled in front of goal all game.
Chances were few and far between on a frustrating night at Old Trafford for Erik ten Hag’s side, which featured his five summer signings.
Tyrell Malacia, Casemiro, Christian Eriksen and Antony were in action from the start, while Lisandro Martinez was introduced at half time.
The defeat was a disappointment but Man United responded strongly, winning their next four games in the Europa League to breeze through to the knockout stage.
There have been some hairy moments along the way, not least in the two matches against a struggling Omonia.
United had to come from behind to beat the Cypriot side 3-2 away from home, and then needed Scott McTominay’s injury-time strike to finally secure victory in front of their own fans a week later.
They were more convincing in the 3-0 win over Sheriff Tiraspol last time out but will face a much sterner test against Real Sociedad.
The formidable Basque outfit boast several Spanish internationals, including former Manchester City star Silva, Mikel Merino, Asier Illarramendi and Mikel Oyarzabal.
They sit fifth in La Liga after Sunday’s devastating late defeat to Real Betis (opens in new tab), who leapfrogged above them in the table.
Kick-off is at 5.45pm on Thursday 3 November and is being shown on BT Sport 1 (opens in new tab). See below for international broadcast options.
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Real Sociedad line-up
Real Sociedad line-up
4-3-1-2: Remiro; Gorosabel, Le Normand, Pacheco, Rico; Mendez, Zubimendi, Merino; Marin; Sorloth, Fernandez
Manchester United line-ups
4-2-3-1: De Gea; Dalot, Lindelof, Martinez, Shaw; Casemiro, Eriksen; Fernandes, Van de Beek, Garnaucho; Ronaldo
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• UK: BT Sport (opens in new tab) – which you can get with a non-subscription £25 monthly pass (opens in new tab)
• USA: CBS (opens in new tab) – plans start at $5.99 a month
• Canada: DAZN (opens in new tab) – which you can get with a non-subscription $24.99 monthly pass (opens in new tab)
• Australia: Stan Sport (opens in new tab) – this is from $20 a month (including a $10 Stan basic subscription) and comes with a seven day free trial
• New Zealand: Spark Sport (opens in new tab) – a subscription is $24.99 a month, with a seven day free trial
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